I don't usually talk about mercury retrograde. Simply because I don't believe in rules during the retrograde. All the miscommunication, technical issues, transportation delays, are but an echo of our own energy.
Mercury, in essence is all about the bridging. The bridging is special, in a sense that it comes and goes and doesn't hold onto anything. That's why Hermes is the only god permitted to go into the underworld. All because of that non-judgement.
Language is what is bridging our being to the outer world. Our experience doesn't manifest or express until we use language to express it. But our expression and our experience are different. And often it is our expression of the experience that says more about us than the experience we had had. Like ideas, experience itself means nothing, pure air element. It is until we add logical thinking, perceptions and expression to it that it will become matter and forms.
We create our reality, more so with language. Because what we say shows the world how we want to be presented, and that says a hell lot about ourselves.
During this mercury retrograde we will learn to be moral-less. Morals and rules are limitations. period. If you can try to uncage the ideas without judging them, see how much freedom you allow into your space. Because morals and rules are but created by duality thinking..
What are morals? What are your morals? What is the definition of being wrong? Or even right? What does it mean? If you question it you will find it as difficult to be defined as God. Rights mean should, and wrongs mean shouldn'ts, but have we ever questioned what does it mean when we say we 'should' or 'shouldn't' do something? Why? For the comfort of others? Because you don't want it to happen to yourself? These do not give a definition to what right and wrong are. I remembered questioning why killing was wrong. Sure it brings sadness and pain to people, and you may not want to be killed. But why is killing wrong? Here I am not saying killing's right (quit duality thinking), so at the end of the day, what makes something wrong? And to me being wrong is not that this thing is not allowed, it is that when something is wrong, you completely annihilate its existence. And according to what standard can we approve or disapprove an existence?
Hermes can travel to anywhere, this is exactly because he doesn't have morals to judge. Delivering messages as they are is exactly what the air element is teaching us. Air alone shifts, never stays, has no direction, and this is why it can bridge between worlds.
We understand that morals are illusions, yet we are scared to expand out of it. We are afraid when we say we question the wrongness in killing, people will think you are a murder advocate. Think even bigger, it's not an either/or, it's not even about killing. It's about why you think things are that way. When you question, you shake the system.
People say Hermes is a trickster. Not even close. He just moves so fast nobody can catch up. What you call tricks, is swiftness. And it is exactly because he is free of perceptions that he can move freely and swiftly between ideas and messages. The bridging. The air. Air in itself has no direction. To give it a direction we call it our expression.
So how are you choosing to express yourself? How are you experiencing the air element? And how do you choose to express your experience with the air element? Bottomline is, every bridge is true, everything you say is true, because the energy you choose to express can never lie. Whether it is close to your essence is another matter, but as long as it is expressed, it is true.
Shake your perceptions, shatter them and see what you see. Hermes is never caged. Your mind is only a prison if you want it to be. Think. And question. And question that question.